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Maxim Lapierre | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
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If you were looking for penalty minutes from Maxim Lapierre this season, you have been sadly disappointed.
Lapierre has averaged around a penalty minute a game in his last four seasons with one big season of 130 in 82 games in 2011-12. But this season has been different as he has only 18 in 53 games. He changed how he checked players after getting a five game suspension last season for a hit on Dan Boyle, then of the Sharks. "It’s never a good feeling to hurt somebody," Boyle said. "So I kind of have slowed down a little bit. Not on the physical game. I still play the heavy game on the forecheck and things. But I don’t gamble anymore on the hit unless the guy is facing me. I didn’t like that feeling of seeing someone on the stretcher because of my hit. Now, I’m just trying to do the same job on the forecheck with no gambles." Feb 15 - 10:07 AM

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Maxim Lapierre will make his Penguins debut Wednesday night in Washington.

After being acquired by Pittsburgh on Tuesday in exchange for Marcel Goc, Lapierre will make his Penguins debut Wednesday night. The tough, gritty forward had played in 45 of the Blues’ 46 games this season, registering two goals and seven assists. He will center Steve Downie and Nick Spaling and be featured on the penalty kill as well.
Jan 28 - 6:54 PM

The St. Louis Blues have traded Maxim Lapierre to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Marcel Goc.

It was trade for fourth line centers as each bring different elements from the position. Lapierre has two goals and seven assists for nine points in 45 games and is not a fantasy relevant player.
Jan 27 - 10:53 PM

Maxim Lapierre could be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Coach Ken Hitchcock said he was learning toward making the move after he used seven defensemen and 11 forwards versus San Jose on Saturday. Lapierre has eight points and 42 hits in 38 games.
Jan 6 - 10:50 AM

Maxim Lapierre scored his first goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago.

He tied the game at 2-2 with just four seconds left in the second period. Lapierre has two points, eight hits and eight blocks in four contests during the Blues' opening round series.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre scored the lone goal for the Blues in a 4-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday night.

Lapierre now has 15 points in 68 games. The Blues are struggling as they prepare for the post-season, losing three straight and firm control of the Central Division as Colorado has come within two points.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 01:14:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre scored in St. Louis' 2-1 win against Buffalo on Thursday.

He opened the scoring in the match early in the second period. Lapierre went into Thursday's contest with no goals and a mere two assists in his previous 22 games. He has eight goals, 14 points and 62 penalty minutes in 65 outings with the Blues this season.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child any day now.

"I just hope it happens before we have to go to Vancouver," said Lapierre, who is eagerly waiting for the arrival of his baby girl. The Blues play against the Canucks on Wednesday night in their first game back.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's win over New Jersey.

He also added 12 penalty minutes to give him 42 in 42 games this season. Lapierre has two points in three appearances since returning from a lower-body injury to give him a total of 11 on the year.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Maxim Lapierre (lower body) has been taken off injured reserve.

He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Thursday night after missing five games with a lower-body injury.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Updating an earlier item, Maxim Lapierre (lower-body injury) will travel with his St. Louis teammates to Detroit for Monday's game against the Red Wings.

It doesn't mean he will play. And even if he does, do you really have him on your fantasy team? Consider Lapierre questionable at best.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre (lower body) skated amongst his St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

He was placed on the IR on Jan. 14. Lapierre isn't really relevant fantasy-wise, although he does have almost a PIM per game (30 in 39 games).
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 01:17:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

The move is presumably retroactive to Friday when he initially sustained the injury. He wasn't able to practice on Monday, but he has been exercising.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre (lower body) didn't practice Monday.

He sustained an apparent lower-body ailment in Friday's game against Vancouver. "He's been exercising full, but not able to skate on a full-time basis," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "So we'll evaluate him tomorrow and see if he can play tomorrow." Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Maxim Lapierre will be tried out at right wing in Thursday's game versus the New York Islanders.

The Blues miss Ryan Reaves, who is sidelined with a broken hand, and so they'll try Lapierre on the fourth line to try to provide energy and bang along the boards. He will skate with Magnus Paajarvi and Derek Roy in the contest.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss